Xbox Update Will Improve Headset Audio Quality

halo_reach_headset The quality of audio delivered over Xbox live is set to improve when the next update to the Xbox 360 is released.  The refresh will coincide with the launch of Microsoft’s new motion sensing peripheral, kinect and will upgrade the audio system and codecs used which date back to the original Xbox from 2002.

“The codec we used when we first launched was a low bit rate codec and we stuck with that,” Xbox Live Studios boss Jerry Johnson explained.

“We launched and we said we required broadband. We required a 64k connection, which not many people think of as broadband any longer. But that was the minimum requirement to run the service at the time.

“It’s time for us to move on. Especially if we want to think about broadening – a crackly headset on the top of your head – not what people think of when they talk about popular entertainment.”


This should make insults and trash talk from your online rivals crystal clear!

Via [Eurogamer]


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